Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Science fiction writer Ian Watson recalls working with film director Stanley Kubrick.
4/5 Alexander Theroux on the example set by his Cape Cod neighbour and mentor Edward Gorey.
3/5 Writer Liz Lochhead recalls her early mentors like Philip Hobsbaum and Alasdair Gray.
2/5 Writer and French scholar Andy Martin discusses philosopher Jacques Derrida.
1/5 Author Rick Moody on the lasting impact of his mentor - British writer Angela Carter.